#talkaboutblack: Panel of leading black industry figures discuss the need for change

Raising the profile of BAME community in the City

Lauren Mason
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Justin Onuekwusi of Legal & General IM

L&G Investment Management's Justin Onuekwusi, Darren Johnson from Impax Asset Management and Marisa Hall from Willis Towers Watson discuss the need for greater ethnic diversity in the asset management sector with Lauren Mason.

Onuekwusi, Hall and Johnson, who are integral parts of the #talkaboutblack campaign, believe the asset management industry is taking some positive steps to improve diversity, but warned the number of black people in the industry alone - let alone in client-facing roles or 'C suite' roles - is "chronically small" and must be addressed. The #talkaboutblack campaign comes from the Diversity Project, which is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the investment industry. To date, the movement has a membership of over 1,000 people and a steering committee of e...

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